Props for Carrot Top: Comic signs five-year extension at the Luxor

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Carrot Top has performed at the Luxor since 2005.
Carrot Top has performed at the Luxor since 2005. Photo Credit: Al Powers for Luxor Hotel and Casino

Comedian Carrot Top has received a five-year extension to keep the laughs coming through 2025 at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, continuing the longest-running comedy show in MGM Resorts International history.

MGM Resorts executives joined him onstage Oct. 17 after his final act to announce the extended residency. Carrot Top, whose real name is Scott Thompson, initially gained recognition as a prop comic but consistently performs routines that address current headlines, with clever swipes on pop culture, politics and music.

He explains his unique genre as a combination of George Carlin's observational humor, Steven Wright's "dark, sick humor" and Gallagher's use of props. A dozen trunks filled with about 200 props fill the stage, ensuring audiences never see the same show twice.

"Carrot Top has been entertaining crowds at Luxor since 2005, and we are very excited that Luxor will continue to be his home for many more years," said George Kliavkoff, MGM Resorts' president of entertainment and sports. "Visitors come to Las Vegas from all around the world to let their hair down, escape and have a few laughs. Carrot Top's show delivers on all of that."

With his length of service and shock of red hair, Carrot Top has become a Las Vegas icon.  He has won the Las Vegas Weekly reader's poll for best comedian three years in a row.

"Being able to call Las Vegas home for the past 15 years has been an incredible experience that has allowed me to explore and expand my comedy as well as put down roots in this great city," Carrot Top said. "I consider myself very fortunate to have had this opportunity and look forward to many more years of making people laugh here at Luxor."

Carrot Top performs six nights a week in the Atrium Showroom. Tickets start at $40 (plus taxes and fees) and can be purchased at the Luxor site.

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